Clipper's Liberty wind turbine, developed under a partnership with DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is the next major step in the evolution of wind turbine design. The award we presented to Clipper recognizes a commitment to excellence on the part of both NREL and Clipper.
Carpinteria, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2007
Clipper Windpower received an Outstanding Research and Development Partnership Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for the design and development of its 2.5 MW Liberty Wind Turbine, the largest wind turbine manufactured in the United States.
Acknowledging Clipper for its "outstanding contribution toward industry advancements", the award recognizes "the Liberty wind turbine, which attained unparalleled levels of efficiency and reliability and reduced cost of energy." According to Steve Lindenberg, acting program manager for the Department of Energy Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, "Clipper's Liberty wind turbine, developed under a partnership with DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is the next major step in the evolution of wind turbine design. The award we presented to Clipper recognizes a commitment to excellence on the part of both NREL and Clipper."
Designed to address current industry gearbox and other component deficiencies and minimize unscheduled maintenance events, the Liberty wind turbine distributes torque loads four times more efficiently than conventional machines through its patented Quantum DriveTM Distributed Generation Powertrain. Proprietary permanent magnet generator technology delivers higher powertrain efficiency, and variable speed operation is achieved in a simpler and more efficient manner. A 2-ton on-board crane simplifies maintenance and significantly reduces associated costs. Installation can be accomplished with a crane sized for most commercial 1.5 MW units.
Commercial sales efforts kicked-off in June 2006 for the new Liberty wind turbine, and publicly announced over the course of the past months, account for more than 5,600 MW (2,240 units) of firm and contingent orders for deliveries in 2007 through 2011.
About Clipper Windpower
Clipper Windpower, http://www.clipperwind.com, is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in the United Kingdom, United States of America (California, Colorado, Iowa, and Maryland), Denmark, and Mexico and a ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 330,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper's ticker symbol is CWP.
The ordinary shares of Clipper Windpower Plc are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Such shares may not be offered or sold to residents of the United States or to persons acting on their behalf, or to other persons who are "United States Persons" within the meaning of Regulation S as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, unless such shares have been registered under the Securities Act or there is an available exemption from registration.
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Clipper Windpower Inc.
6305 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 300
Carpinteria, CA 93013